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If you are a qualified accountant looking to give something back, this is a brilliant opportunity to support the success of a charity that connects communities and creates local greenspaces.
The Finance Manager will provide financial administrative, accounting and bookkeeping support to ensure the smooth financial running of The Orchard Project. They will produce regular management accounts, coordinate the preparation of the statutory accounts, lead on charity budgeting and forecasting, produce financial documents for funders, and report to the Finance & Compliance Committee (a sub-committee of the Board).
The Orchard Project is the national charity for community orchards. Our vision is that everyone, in cities across the UK, is within easy reach of a thriving community orchard. Our mission is to bring orchards into the heart of urban communities.
Orchards were once a significant part of the UK’s natural environment, but many have been lost to urban development. We want to remedy this, and bring the magic of orchards into cities and areas of urban deprivation, where the environmental and social benefits of greenspace and community growing can make such a big difference.
We inspire and train communities across England, Scotland and Wales to create, restore and maintain community orchards for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. We have been around since 2009, supporting about 600 community orchards in our time.
We provide ongoing support for groups as well as running accredited training programmes in orchard management and forest gardening. Our project work is varied and we work in a range of settings including prisons, schools and in the diverse communities that we serve.
Our total annual income is around £600k, and we have a staff team of 18 people.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you enjoy financial management, but also want a role with greater variety? We are recruiting for a Finance and Resources Manager who will enjoy working in a busy local charity that delivers public services for unpaid carers. This role will suit you if you have some experience of financial management and are looking for the next step in your career, or are already experienced and want to play a key role in the leadership and management team of a local charity that really makes a difference. You will be responsible for the management of our finances and other resources, including our business support systems and processes. You will enjoy working with a small team of Business Support Officers and other colleagues and will have excellent organisational skills.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A world where all young people flourish, regardless of their background.
Who We Are
LTSB is a social mobility charity that works with bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring they find meaningful, skilled careers – and that firms get positive, effective employees who can make a difference from their first day.
Our four key responsibilities are:
- Promoting opportunities to those from backgrounds that are not normally reached
- Preparing young people for the workplace, and the workplace for young people
- Providing context for their application, and stewarding the hiring process
- Pastoral care – an additional support network for the first phase of their career
We don’t just get young people jobs. We launch careers. When diverse talent is given preparation and support, they don’t just get by, they thrive – and that means more representative management which can better train and retain a more representative workforce. For historic information, please see our Impact Report on our website: www.ltsb.charity
The Finance team consists of a Finance Director and a Finance Administrator role.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the LTSB, and provides commercial focus, leading on financial compliance and governance and overseeing strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. With overall responsibility for the charity’s finance function, you will play a significant role as a senior member of the leadership team to ensure the charity can achieve its mission in the most effective and efficient way possible. The FD manages the Finance Administrator who undertakes the day-to-day financial administration.
Day-to-day financial management
- Ensure relevant and accurate records are kept, filings made, and taxes paid as required by HMRC (in respect of Payroll, corporation tax and VAT), pension agencies, Companies’ House and the Charity Commission.
- Develop and enhance the financial and management reporting systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the Trust including the identification and implementation of suitable software, and upgrades to existing software and office systems to improve processes and systems to bring about efficiencies.
- Ensure compliance with statutory accounting and regulatory requirements of financial and charity governance matters.
- Prepare the annual accounts in accordance with relevant statutory and accounting reporting standards and auditing requirements.
- Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit and any management recommendations raised by the auditors.
- Oversee the management and reporting of all funds received from external funders. Ensure that accurate restricted fund accounts are maintained and that the financial records comply with funder reporting requirements.
- Supervise the Finance Administrator.
- Keep the CEO and Finance Committee informed of material developments on a regular and ad-hoc basis as required.
Strategic financial planning and management
- Prepare quarterly and annual management accounts, including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheet, cash flows, financial performance indicators and supporting notes for the Finance Committee and Trustee Board quarterly meetings.
- Be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting process for the organisation and provide appropriate reporting, variance analysis and support for decision making to the CEO, SLT and Board.
- Developing and leading LTSB’s finance strategy, optimising the charity’s financial performance and strategic position.
- Providing strategic leadership in relation to LTSB’s finances, advising on matters of compliance, risk, and contract performance.
- Accountable to the Finance Committee of the Board for all financial, risk and audit matters working closely with the CEO and Board to achieve a high quality of governance for LTSB.
- Ensure LTSB’s legal and governance responsibilities are undertaken and executed in a robust and transparent way, with trustees updated on any relevant legal and/or governance changes.
- Maintain up-to-date corporate documents and ensuring that all required documents are filed at Companies House and Charities Commission within the requisite deadlines.
- Undertaking any other duties and projects as may be assigned by the CEO or the Board of Trustees.
- Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong financial systems and experience working as a finance director.
- Outstanding and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
- Demonstrable commitment to LTSB’s vision and values.
- Experience of financial statement preparation and audit process management.
- Experience of preparing board papers and presenting to boards.
- Experience of managing grant finances and contract compliance.
- Commercially aware.
- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns under the partial exemption method.
- Experience of working in the charity sector with good knowledge of charity accounting.
- Experience of overseeing the development of organisational policies, procedures and systems.
- We have recently moved from Quickbooks to Oracle Netsuite accounting software so candidates with a good working knowledge of at least one of these systems would be ideal, although experience of using any similar cloud accounting system would be advantageous for the role
Skills and Abilities
- Strong technical financial and management accounting skills.
- Strong IT skills with advanced Excel skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
- Proven financial analysis, cashflow management and forecasting ability.
- Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and written).
- Proven ability to produce and interpret management accounts
- Proven ability to provide support, and guidance to non-financial managers and colleagues.
- The ability to manage a varied and pressured workload.
- Highly motivated and autonomous.
This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All LTSB staff members are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
This role is ideal for an experienced Finance Director who is seeking flexible hours and home working. Although the FD would need to attend meetings in London they could be based anywhere in the UK. This is a home-based role, and our team works independently with no central office.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word format, when prompted to attach documents, explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at LTSB in this role.
Please note, all candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 29th May 2022. Applications received after this point will not be considered.
First stage interviews will be held by Zoom during w/c 6th June. Second stage interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 15th June.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
My client is a very passionate international children’s organisation. At present they are looking to recruit some additional support for their finance team as they look to set up a new programme of support for the Ukrainian crisis. This role can be completed on an entirely remote basis with travel to a central London office roughly once a month.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts required, identify discrepancies and proposing journals to correct and maintain the integrity of the general ledger in line with the month end timetable
- Maintain metrics around processing times and departmental performance for review by the Director of Finance & Resource
- Input and code invoices to the organisation’s finance system ensuring authorisations are made by the appropriate budget holder.
- Maintain the purchase ledger set up new existing accounts and manage the organisation’s payments to ensure that invoices are paid in line with payment terms
The Successful Candidate:
Will be someone proactive, who can demonstrate experience within a broad role. Part Qualified or QBE is desirable.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth in Charity Bank's lending book by cultivating relationships with target charities, social enterprises and referral sources, identifying and securing new lending opportunities and then converting these opportunities into high-quality, socially impactful loan assets. The Senior Lending Manager will work very closely with the Director of Lending to optimise business development efforts in the North of England and Scotland and maximise new lending productivity by undertaking the development of referrals and opportunities generated either by themselves or by other Banking Team members into loan applications (‘deal writing’), thereby contributing to aggregate team lending targets. The Senior Lending Manager will also develop and implement new sub-sector business development strategies and generally raise the profile of Charity Bank’s role and mission.
Key priorities include:
- Identify and secure new lending opportunities in Charity Bank’s target markets and within the bank’s risk appetite and criteria.
- Research and develop sub-sector business development strategies and provide expertise to the Banking team and Exco.
- Undertake thorough credit due diligence and analysis, prepare credit applications and oversee loan transactions through legal documentation and completion.
- Meet annual individual business development targets and contribute to team targets as agreed with the Director of Lending and/or other relevant Senior Managers.
- In collaboration with colleagues, constantly striving for improvement in internal process and the customer’s experience.
- Actively manage existing relationships with borrowers, sector bodies and other referral sources.
- Be a champion for actual and potential customers in the social sector, identifying barriers to access to finance and proposing, piloting and supporting innovative solutions.
- Develop and maintain relationships with third parties who may be a source of business for Charity Bank, including umbrella and representative organisations, trusts and foundations, and professional firms or service providers, active or potentially active in the region.
- Undertake activities, including speaking at appropriate conferences, to raise awareness of Charity Bank’s profile and presence across the region and to promote Charity Bank’s role and mission.
- Manage relationships with other lenders, both social and mainstream, with a view to cross-referring (where outside our risk appetite) and/or sharing loan deals (where beyond our lending capacity) and vice versa.
- Liaise with various public sector bodies, including Government and local authorities, with a view to developing our lending activities in the region.
- Market Charity Bank’s savings products.
- Support the marketing and PR activity of the Communications and Marketing Team.
- Other tasks as may be directed by the Director of Lending or other relevant Senior Managers.
Business Development, Credit Assessment and Transaction Management
- Meet annual individual business development targets and contribute to Team targets as agreed with the Director of Lending and/or other relevant Senior Managers, with appropriate training and support.
- Manage and develop both existing and new introducers of business to Charity Bank.
- Develop relationships with ethical and high street lenders to the social sector, social finance intermediaries and other organisations that have complementary business objectives to Charity Bank.
- Develop and enhance the profile of Charity Bank to potential borrowers and depositors throughout the region by direct and indirect marketing, seeking business opportunities through speaking at and attending conferences and external events and by pursuing networking opportunities. Create and maintain contact with the regional press and media under guidelines set by the Marketing Department.
- Completion of loan applications from introduction to credit committee presentation, ensuring that Charity Bank’s standards are met and consistently applied. Undertake thorough credit due diligence and analysis, manage “Deal Teams” in preparing credit applications and overseeing loan transactions through legal documentation and completion.
- Manage a portfolio of borrowers including regular monitoring visits.
- Preparation of annual reviews until such time as accounts are transferred to the Portfolio Management Unit.
- Responsible for the full and accurate utilisation of the bank’s CRM system.
- Whilst developing their own business development contacts and opportunities and growing a portfolio of new loans, it is expected that the Senior Lending Manager will contribute significantly to aggregate Team targets, principally as a Deal Writer for the Team.
- Assess the risks associated with a loan application, including site visits for fact-finding, review the business plans / financial information relating to a potential borrower and liaise with their trustees /managers / directors.
- Make loan recommendations with appropriate risk analysis of good quality to the Credit Team.
- Work with Charity Bank staff, appointed professional firms and with borrowers to ensure that approved loans are processed quickly and efficiently through to final drawdown.
- Support the Portfolio Management Unit in the production of annual reviews by seeking answers to questions where appropriate. At all times maintain the relationship with the borrower. Identify borrowers who are or may be suffering credit stress and who represent an actual or potentially impaired exposure for Charity Bank and support the Credit Team in any work-out action that may be required.
Skills and Experience:
- Over 5 years’ relevant experience with a strong background in banking or similar organisation
- Proven business development skills and track record
- Proven experience of negotiating and influencing at a senior level
- Proven experience of lending, credit analysis, including unsecured lending in a commercial environment
- Banking qualification (or qualified by experience)
- Analytical skills including review of annual reports and accounts
- Knowledge of company law and accounting policies and standards
- Knowledge of government and local authority funding
- Knowledge of the social and charity sector
- Excellent communicator – both orally and written
- Strong organisational skills, excellent at prioritising and managing own time
- Highly numerate and computer literate, comfortable using computer applications
- Proven skills and experience in banking, lending and business development
- A team player with well-developed interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work effectively with both senior managers and directors as well as support staff
- A self-starter
- Ability to establish credibility and respect quickly
- Adept at knowing when to involve or seek guidance from their manager
- Empathetic; remains calm in the face of other people’s emotions
- Excellent Interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
- Influencing skills – good at getting a message across
- Self-reliant and able to work on own initiative
- Discreet and tactful
- Quick to understand and cautious in expressing judgement
- Finds practical solutions
- Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice when circumstances require.
- Driven by a desire to use their skills to contribute to positive social change
- Motivated to over-achieve personal targets to support the overall success of Charity Bank – results oriented
- Committed to own continuing personal development
- A champion of good practice and people development
- Leads by example and sets own personal high standards.
- Intellectual and self-motivated
- Able to analyse a problem and present options to resolve it
- Creative, innovative and change-orientated
- Pragmatic approach to problem-solving
- Well-organised and systematic in approach. Detail conscious
- Does not waiver in pursuit of good outcomes in the best interest of the Bank
Job title: Senior Lending Manager - North
Location: North of England, Home based
Reporting To: Director of Lending (or other Senior Manager)
Contract: Permanent, full-time (part time considered)
Date Closes: 27th May 2022 at 10am
Please forward your CV and Cover Letter to Careers4Change
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children.
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met.
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
Do you have experience of managing and coaching teams to deliver consistently high performance within a complex multi-site operation? Are you a fantastic communicator who can lead you team to achieve great results?
Dogs Trust are recruiting for a Head of Operations to lead our rehoming centres in the North to achieve high standards of dog welfare, customer service and operational procedures to maximise rehoming possibilities for dogs in our care.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and normally cares for around 14,000 dogs across its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust will never put a healthy dog to sleep, and believe ‘A Dog is for Life’.
Accounting for 62% of the Dogs Trust workforce, the Operations Directorate is responsible for achieving the mission of Dogs Trust through the intake, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs. The Directorate is split between four functions; rehoming centres, the Contact Centre, a field-based team and a team in the London office.
This is an exciting role with huge scope, as you will need to get to grips with all aspects of the rehoming centre operation (previous animal welfare experience isn’t essential) to contribute to the achievement of continuous improvement in logistical and rehoming processes as well as our (already high) canine welfare and customer experience standards. You will contribute to the development of the operational strategy and its implementation in support of the wider Dogs Trust strategic aims, ensuring continuous improvement in performance across all Operational areas to support more dogs being cared for and rehomed.
As an inspiring and experienced leader, you will manage, motivate and develop a group of Centre Managers, focussing on building management capacity throughout Operations and enabling managers, through the development of a coaching culture, to effectively handle all management issues, encouraging innovation and new initiatives, as well as identifying and dealing with underperformance where necessary.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with significant experience of managing and coaching a team of staff to deliver consistently high performance, ideally having managed staff remotely in previous roles. This experience will include recruitment, performance management and supporting managers with complex HR issues. You will be highly numerate with experience of managing budgets and will have the ability to analyse complex data to make management decisions and make recommendations for future action.
The role will be home-based, within the north and there will be significant travel, including some evenings and weekends.
To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button. Our application process requires you complete an application form and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.
Interviews will take place on 6th and 7th June in Manchester (first stage) and 13th June in Darlington (second stage).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking for a Finance Executive with a professional bookkeeping or accountancy qualification. This is a central role in the organisation with the postholder having responsibility for delivering highly effective financial management, internal systems and controls, as well as producing financial reports and budgets for the Directors, Senior Management Team and CIC members, the Trustees of the Foundation, as well as for a range of institutional donors, sponsors and other funders.
This is a fast paced, demanding role so it is important that you can manage your own workload, use your own initiative and have strong, accurate skills. You will be working across the entire team to provide financial support and may liaise with our Global Network teams too.
The role would suit someone that has experience of financial and administrative systems, is a highly organised problem-solver and great with people. You must also be competent with IT systems although we will provide you with training on the software you will use in your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Financial Management, Statutory and Internal Reporting
Deliver effective financial management, internal systems and controls, financial processing and reporting, including preparation of monthly management accounts for review by the Directors team and SMT, working with different currencies to present accounts in GBP where relevant.
Support the Managing Director in the preparation and submission of budgets and financial statements to CIC Members and the Board of Trustees.
Lead on multi-year and annual budget setting, with regular revision and re-forecasting process with budget holders;
Ensure that internal controls are in place and operating properly, including month-end and year-end control procedures;
Oversee all finances relating to the procurement of goods and services at Fashion Revolution: Maintain a log of accounts payable invoices and liaise on relevant queries; Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into Quickbooks; Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures; Ensure that invoices are approved in line with the authorisation limits; Ensure that invoices are processed accurately and on a timely basis; Ensure that invoices and relevant documentation are filed in the correct places and attached to the relevant transactions; staff expenditure processing; Bank reconciliation of GBP and currency accounts.
Ensure filing, record updating, routine returns take place on a regular basis
Oversee the T-sheets timesheet system, including flexitime, holiday and reporting to Managing Director, line managers and team.
Oversee the management of the monthly payroll process, liaising with PAYE processing and Head of Operations and Governance
Oversee annual stocktake of fanzines and any other relevant stock, assets etc for annual accounts.
Ensure all regular payments are maintained without interruption, updating card details as required.
Ad Hoc finance and book-keeping tasks and troubleshooting to ensure the smooth running of financial operations.
Communicate effectively with all other staff and contractors as necessary, assisting with general finance queries.
Fundraising and Donor Reporting
Work with the Managing Director, Board of Directors and Fashion Revolution Team to compile budgets, in different currencies, for restricted income grant proposals or for sponsorship purposes.
Accurately record both unrestricted and restricted income from donors;
Monitor expenditure and staff/contractor hours on programmes funded from any restricted income;
Maintain electronic files of funding agreements and contracts;
Prepare timely financial grant reports to donors and other funders, including collating financial information and pipeline funds, conversion to relevant currencies and adapting reporting in accordance with donor requirements.
Process and send donation receipts and donor invoices when required.
Attend up to 3 in person meetings per year, travel expenses are covered.
Fashion Revolution is reviewing its five year strategy in 2022, ahead of preparing a new strategy for 2023-2027. As part of this, we will be reviewing the structure of the team which may result in some small changes to the responsibilities of this and other roles.
Experience and capabilities required
5 years experience in working in a finance role.
Excellent attention to detail: highly organised, thorough, accurate and able to meet deadlines
A qualification in bookkeeping or accountancy such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CIPFA;
Proficiency in managing accounts payable effectively and expeditiously;
Experience of maintaining accurate records and developing budgets of income and expenditure in multiple currencies;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
Able to prioritise and manage concurrent deadlines;
Previous experience of Quickbooks accounting software;
Self-motivated, resourceful and able to work under pressure and react quickly and calmly during difficult situations;
Diplomatic telephone and interpersonal skills;
Good written & verbal skills to aid communication of financial information to lay people.
Comfortable working autonomously and independently, using self-initiative
Desired knowledge/skills and personal attributes
Understanding of remote working tools such as T-Sheets (Quickbooks) Zoom, Slack, Trello and Google Drive
Dependable, reliable, discreet, trustworthy
Team player, enthusiastic and approachable;
Flexible and proactively supportive to the wider team and stakeholders
You will work with:
You will report to the Managing Director and work closely with the Head of Operations and Governance and Board of Directors.
You will support and be in contact with the rest of the UK based central team
You will liaise with customers, global network and external project partners and current and potential funders.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you an experienced and dynamic finance professional looking for a broad, hands-on exciting position in a growing charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an agile and experienced Head of Finance to lead Brake’s operational finance function and also maintain and develop our financial systems and operating processes. We are looking for someone who has previous hands-on experience; ideally in a similar-sized or larger organisation. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role is a very hands-on finance role leading on all aspects of financial accounting across the charity, providing clear financial insight at all times. The Head of Finance will work closely with our leadership team and undertakes the most senior finance role within the organisation.
Currently the finance team consists of the Head of Finance and a Finance and Admin Officer (who reports into the Head of Finance). While nothing is guaranteed, there is potential for growth across the charity and therefore we are looking for a Head of Finance who can demonstrate experience and capability to step up into a more senior finance role, overseeing a more complex finance function with additional line management responsibility.
Who we are
Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively.
We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families.
- management and administration of book-keeping using Xero;
- operation of Sage Payroll and pensions for c.45 staff;
- preparation of management accounts and financial reporting information for the charity’s finance committees monthly. Attendance at monthly finance committee meetings;
- preparation of the annual budget and monthly forecasts;
- processing of invoices, arranging supplier payments, resolving queries and debtors;
- managing bank accounts holding the charities’ working funds and its reserves, both online and offline;
- working alongside the auditors (managing the audit process end to end) and the Treasurer, generating year end accounts documents and submitting returns (including VAT returns, GiftAid claims etc) to the relevant authorities (including Charity Commission and Companies House) ensuring they are compliant with charity legislation;
- leading the identification and implementation of improvements to finance processes, as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer;
- working closely with all budget holders, supporting colleagues with financial matters, notably in preparing and checking a) budgets and b) financial expenditure reports required by sponsors and statutory funders; and
- line management of one member of staff.
- experience of working in a similar hands-on role in a finance management capacity in the not for profit sector;
- a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA);
- excellent knowledge of financial processes;
- experience of using Xero and Sage software and adept at Microsoft Office;
- the ability to produce high quality financial reports;
- an analytical mindset, able to work as a financial adviser for non-finance functions, providing insightful analysis and guidance;
- the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple responsibilities;
- proactive, problem solving ability and strong interpersonal skills; and
- a values-driven approach to life; you want to work for a charity.
About the team and how we work
- You will be joining a skilled, dedicated and friendly team.
- Our team works remotely and encourages use of sustainable transport.
- Brake actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We employ based on skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Employees are subject to driver licence checks. If you drive, please note we do not accept applications from serious traffic offenders due to the nature of our work.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Head of Finance, contribute to the achievement of the Charity's objectives
- Established, special charity, engaging culture, good benefits
About Our Client
Michael Page are working exclusively with Doncaster Deaf Trust (DDT) an established Not for Profit organisation. They can trace their history back to 1829 when they set up a school to help young, deaf people receive an education to equip them to become self-supporting adults.
This charity does phenomenal work. Throughout the Trust's history, there has been a consistent belief in the importance of deaf and hearing-impaired children and young people and those with autism, communication or learning difficulties receiving a specialist intervention to help them achieve their full potential.
Responsible directly to the CEO, the Head of Finance & Support Services is a key member of the Senior Executive team. This opportunity will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.
The Head of Finance & Support Services will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.
Duties will be as follows:
- To play a full and active part in the Trust senior executive team
- Specific responsibility for leading and developing finance and other services and ensuring a high standard of support for all the Trust services, the CEO, the Governors and Trustees.
- Full responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the Finance department
- Support the CEO with the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and work collaboratively with the senior executive team, Governors, Trustees and service leaders
- Produce and provide financial information for the individual service leaders
- Produce and provide financial reports for Governance purposes within the Trust and for the Finance and Audit Committee.
- In conjunction with the senior executive team, be responsible for the long-term strategic planning and forecasting for the Trust to support and contribute to the strategic aims detailed in the Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
- Provide strategic management support to the department heads in the following support services: Maintenance & Facilities (including Health & Safety and Cleaning operations), Catering, IT and all Admin functions
The Successful Applicant
The Head of Finance & Support Services will be required to posses the following:
- Hold a relevant accounting qualification and be educated to degree level or equivalent;
- Have an excellent working knowledge of the preparation and review of management accounts, budgets and capital plans
- Be able to demonstrate significant experience of leadership, and a successful track record of both and financial and operational management
- Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of the Senior Management Team and to work under the leadership of the CEO
- Have experience of the successful delivery of services and resources.
- Have a thorough understanding of charitable status and employment legislation.
- Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework for the independent schools/SEND sector.
What's on Offer
Head of Finance & Support Services
£60,000- £65,000 per annum
You will be a part of an established, forward thinking Charitable organisation in Doncaster who have a mission to provide outstanding specialist education and care services for people who are deaf or have other communication difficulties and learning disabilities. DDT vision is to be a national leader achieving outstanding outcomes that improves people's lives both in the present and for the future.
The successful candidate will be an individual who is looking to excel in an inspiring and changing environment, with a natural interest in the education and charitable sector. This is an excellent opportunity for a Head of Finance and Support Services to join a business they can have a real, long term impact on.
- Competitive pension scheme- defined contribution
- Annual pay reviews
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Flexible working policy
- Hybrid working pattern
- 37 hour working week
- CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA annual subscription paid for
- Free car parking on site
- Employee assistance program through Westfield Health and Wellbeing access
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Excellent working environment
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
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Victoria, London/Home working - 4 days a fortnight in the office
£85648 plus excellent benefits
- Are you a fully qualified Accountant or Auditor and an IFRS technical expert?
- Are you a Senior Technical Manager or above in professional services and/or;
- Are you in a senior Finance position in industry and produce the financial reports using IFRS?
If so, my client will be interested in talking to you. This organisation influence and contribute to the research and development of high-quality international financial reporting standards and their adoption for use in the UK
The role involves delivering allocated projects. This may include projects that are part of due process or involve the assessment of new or amended IFRS for UK endorsement or research projects. Projects (unless very small) are usually allocated to a small technical team, which the Project Director will be expected to manage.
Other duties will include:
- Developing a project plan with key milestones and clearly set responsibilities.
- Co-ordinating and reviewing the work of allocated project teams
- Engaging with the international debate including the IASB's proposals and decisions, identifying and analysing any issues and concerns, and developing solutions, together with relevant technical arguments to support your analysis.
- Gathering evidence and assessing stakeholders' views on the project and any proposals e.g. by performing desk-based research on the existing material, outreach with stakeholders and other standard setters, using formal and informal means as appropriate. This may include presentations to stakeholders.
- Preparing and presenting high-quality technical papers for the organisation, discussing with project team and Technical Director, and revising as appropriate, within project deadlines.
- Developing draft comment letters and draft Endorsement Criteria Assessments for input from organisation and for public comment.
- Preparing impact assessments and Feedback Statements, as appropriate to the stage of the project.
- Arranging for publication of documents.
A relevant professional qualification and at least five years post qualification experience are required. The ideal candidates will have:
- Good knowledge and understanding of the financial reporting environment for listed companies and a keen interest in IFRS.
- Ideally, experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in these activities.
- Superior written and communication skills.
- Ability to create and maintain key external relationships.
- Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with stakeholders.
- Ability to analyse competing positions and develop practical solutions.
- Experience within utilities and/or financial services is desirable (although not essential)
You will enjoy working with subject matter experts within a supportive, diverse and "family-feel" culture. Excellent benefits are offered including a very strong work/life balance
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Are you an inspiring and innovative leader with entrepreneurial experience in setting up and scaling up successful new initiatives? We'd love to hear from you!
Director of Commercial and Nature Based Solutions
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Working hours: Full time
Location: Remote working
We are looking for a strategic thinker with proven business management, project management and people management skills, to develop and deliver SWT (Sales) Ltd's business development strategy.
This role will involve establishing governance, legal, commercial and delivery models, as well as developing propositions to match the different corporate and financial models to Somerset Wildlife Trust's strategic objectives and ethical standards.
You will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and First Ecology Manager, providing support to help develop and grow capacity, whilst meeting the needs of new investment models and strategic investors needs.
This is a new, very exciting role. We have an ambitious growth plan for SWT Sales Ltd to develop end-to-end services for emerging markets in nature-based solutions such as Biodiversity Net Gain, carbon and water quality, that help restore nature at scale.
This is a permanent full-time position, with hot-desking at our various offices and flexible home working.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 6th June 2022.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website.
Please note that we will review applications throughout the advertising period and may close the advert early if a suitable applicant is found.
At Somerset Wildlife Trust we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
No agencies please.
12 month fixed term contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a lively, dynamic and driven fundraising Events Team. Over the last decade, Breast Cancer Now has built up a strong events function, with community and events currently accounting for nearly a quarter of the charity’s overall voluntary income.
We are now looking for an Events Officer to play a key role within the team, leading on the delivery of our varied portfolio of challenge events, currently comprising of running events, triathlons, cycling events, overseas and UK challenges whilst playing a key part in the team to drive Breast Cancer Now forward as the go-to for challenge events.
We’re looking for someone with a real drive and a passion for charity events fundraising.
You will be delivering your own portfolio of events including recruitment of participants, development of supporter journeys and stewardship communications to meet net income and supporter retention targets.
We are a dedicated team with our supporters at the heart of what we do, if you have experience and interest in delivering events and building relationships with supporters then this could be the role for you.
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.
We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.
We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.
Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce. We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist and invite candidates to interview before the closing date, therefore, this role may close before the advertised closing date.
This role can be based in our London, Cardiff, Glasgow or Sheffield office. However, in line with our hybrid working practice, full-time staff members may choose to work up to three days per week from home. Should you have any queries with regards to this please contact us in the first instance.
Salary: £22,236 per annum
Based: Dartington office, Sheffield office or Remote from within UK
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: FTC Fixed to term of programme through March 2023, with review to make permanent at end of term.
Research in Practice work with clients across children’s services, adult health and social care across the UK, supporting them to develop an evidence-informed approach to their work. Our focus is on using evidence from research and practice to improve practice, policy and services in order to achieve positive outcomes for people of all ages.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Officer with excellent communication, organisational and information management skills to support our growing business in a full-time role.
You will work as part of our core business finance teams, with specific time allocated to provide finance support to the national Tackling Child Exploitation programme (TCE) funded by the Department for Education. Approximately half of your time will be spent supporting the wider business, with the remainder being spent working with the national TCE programme team.
Experience in raising and processing purchase orders, invoice processing, and maintaining project finances is essential. The successful candidate will be able to read a monthly transaction list, apply expenses to budgets, and work with project managers to forecast future expenses.
You will contribute to the work of the finance team by:
- Carrying out a range of financial transactions and operations such as processing electronic purchase order requests, processing of invoices, following up with invoice approvers.
- Quality assuring financial data and information management, ensuring accurate financial coding and record keeping.
- Building and maintaining good relationships with internal and external customers (eg suppliers and colleagues), be the first point of contact investigating and resolving invoicing and payment queries.
- Processing and applying monthly expenses to appropriate budget line items, tracking outstanding purchase order balances, updating forecasts, and escalating any unusual variances in spend.
- Engaging with suppliers and colleagues to ensure invoices are submitted and processed in a timely manner and to our organisational finance quality standards.
You will have experience in working in a similar role, will be creative and have a solution-focused approach to managing competing demands. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, suppliers and delegates.
We work with clients across England and Wales from our main office in Dartington, Devon and a satellite office in Sheffield. Candidates can apply to work in either location and remote working within the UK may also be considered.
Closing date: 6th June 2022
Interviews will be held remotely on 15 June 2022.
Dartington Trust is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all backgrounds.
About Dartington Trust
We believe that big ideas can make the world a better place. So our beautiful estate is home to a community of people who nurture new thinking, encourage learning and debate, and work every day to inspire one another. There are many sides to Dartington and that’s what makes our future so exciting. Come and be part of it.
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No agencies please.
About the role
The Supporter Care Officer will ensure we offer excellent stewardship to our event participants, London Marathon runners and our general fundraisers, keeping in touch and nurturing them and helping to maximise the amount of money they raise for us. You will also give a first-class supporter care experience to all current and potential supporters of CARE International UK. You will handle their enquiries and process marketing income.
Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities
Our Supporter Care Officers are the first point of contact for our supporters, and you will be answering enquiries via telephone, email, live chat, social media and post. You will ensure that all supporters have an amazing supporter care experience when they get in touch.
Why work for us?
CARE International is one of the world’s leading aid agencies. Last year we reached more than 92 million people. We worked in 104 countries, implementing long-term programmes to fight poverty, responding to humanitarian emergencies, and advocating for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest people. We are seeking a first-rate Supporter Care Officer who is looking for a new challenge.
At CARE International UK, we affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff. Our actions are consistent with our mission. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. We work together effectively to serve the larger community. We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.
You will have first class customer service and communication skills, be organised, proactive and keen to rise to this challenge. You will have experience of inputting into and querying a database, preferably with experience of using Raisers Edge
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
CARE International UK is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to dismantling harmful and oppressive structures of power and accordingly centre gender equity in our work to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice. The post holder agrees to promote and uphold these principles.
CARE International UK operates fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment practices and actively encourages applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from Black and minoritised communities, LGBT+ candidates and disabled candidates.
CARE International UK is a disability confident employer. As part of our commitment to disability inclusion we guarantee interviews to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the relevant section in the online application form. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require reasonable adjustments, including a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format, please contact hr team.
CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.
To apply, please click on the apply button to be redirected to our company website to complete the application form. Also, download and read the Supporter Care Officer Recruitment Pack, which includes the Job Description and Person Specification. Applications are completed online. If you require a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format please contact hr team. Please note, Curriculum Vitae’s (CVs) will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: 23:59 Sunday 29th May 2022
Interview date: Thursday 16th June 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.